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amount. I have as yet received no definite report as to the cheering. General Potter telegraphs that it was probably owing to Sheridan's dispatch.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 13, 1865-11.30 p.m. (Received 5.50 a.m. 14th.)

Major-General WEBB:

General Potter telegraphs that three deserters have just come in front of Wallace's brigade. They have heard of no movements whatever in their lines.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

March 13, 1865.

Bvt. Major General R. B. POTTER,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: In pursuance of Special Orders, No. 54, paragraph 8, headquarters Army of the Potomac, Bvt. Brigadier General G. H. McKibbin, is directed to report to these headquarters for assignment to command. The major-general commanding is of opinion that, in view of the increased strength of your division and it having but two brigades, the formation of a third brigade would be advisable and for the interest of the service. He desires, therefore, that you submit a project for reorganizing your division into three brigades, giving the number of regiments in each brigade and strength of the same.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. M. LYDIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

March 13, 1865.

General J. A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

Deserters in this p.m. say that Pickett's division is at Manchester, and that firing (artillery), was heard in the direction of Beaver Dam this morning early. No change reported on my front, except possibly Cox's brigade has been relieved by some other troops.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, March 13, 1865.

General GIBBON,

Ord's Headquarters:

I will not go down to-day. Weather is too good. Order Kautz' cavalry, all except enough for two picket-lines, to be ready at short